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Near Columbus in Lowndes County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church and Vaughn’s Cemetery

 
 
Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church and Vaughn’s Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Davis Darryl Hartness, June 20, 2009
1. Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church and Vaughn’s Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  Established in 1833 when James and Susannah Vaughn donated 5.7 acres of land to the Mt. Pleasant congregation. After Judge John Perkins donated an adjacent 5-acre plot to the congregation in 1851, the church was moved and the original site was designated as a burial ground, named in honor of the Vaughn family. The current church building was constructed ca. 1892 and was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in July of 2007.
 
Erected 2008 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list. A significant historical month for this entry is July 2007.
 
Location. 33° 36.53′ N, 88° 20.152′ W. Marker is near Columbus, Mississippi, in Lowndes County. Marker is on Wright Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbus MS 39701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Woodlawn Cumberland Presbyterian Church (approx. 1.6 miles
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away); Unity Cemetery (approx. 4˝ miles away); Rural Hill School (approx. 5.9 miles away); Waverley (approx. 6.4 miles away); William Barksdale (approx. 8 miles away); Adam Tonquin Stovall (approx. 8˝ miles away); Military Road (approx. 8.6 miles away); Sandfield Cemetery (approx. 8.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
 
Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Davis Darryl Hartness, June 2//22009
2. Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church
Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Davis Darryl Hartness, November 11, 2012
3. Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church
Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Davis Darryl Hartness, November 11, 2012
4. Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church
Interior of the Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Davis Darryl Hartness, November 11, 2012
5. Interior of the Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church
Pleasant Methodist Church Altar image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Davis Darryl Hartness, November 11, 2012
6. Pleasant Methodist Church Altar
Interior of the Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Davis Darryl Hartness, November 11, 2012
7. Interior of the Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church
The Church Organ image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Davis Darryl Hartness, November 11, 2012
8. The Church Organ
Blue Star Memorial By-Way Dedicated 11 Nov 2012 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Davis Darryl Hartness, November 11, 2012
9. Blue Star Memorial By-Way Dedicated 11 Nov 2012
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 20, 2009, by Davis Darryl Hartness of Columbus, Mississippi. This page has been viewed 1,820 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 20, 2009, by Davis Darryl Hartness of Columbus, Mississippi.   3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on November 11, 2012, by Davis Darryl Hartness of Columbus, Mississippi. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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